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A painted mural on an external brick wall, depicting an old fashioned street scene of Grimsby town centre, with people peering into shop windows, old fashioned cars, bus and a horse drawn carriage
The Great Wall of Grimsby. Artist: Dale Mackie, painted by Sam Delaney and volunteers from arts recovery organisation, Creative Start CIC

The CDF programme in Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire included a new programme of international events and public art to revive Grimsby’s town centre, a business support programme for local creative businesses and early development of activity towards new production facilities in Grimsby’s historic centre.

The programme known as Grimsby Creates has four strands: 

  • Creative programme which includes the Festival of the Sea a collaboration between Walk the Plank and Culture House, Paint the Town Proud, Edible Grimsby, #MyFishGY, Grimsby Creates Noise and Our Future Starts Here 
  • Business Development supported by Spark Grimsby and East Street Arts to include mentoring, workshops, artist talks, Go & See visits and strengthening the local network with networking events
  • Creative workspace development, with a view to creating a new hub for cultural production in the Port of Grimsby including new studio, exhibition and shared production facilities and acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the historic Kasbah area 
  • St James’ Square, creating a space where cultural events can take place with the redevelopment of St James’ Square, adjacent to Grimsby Minster. St James’ Square is a major enhancement to a key public space in Grimsby town centre and the town centre’s only green open space. Our Big Picture led the public art project with community engagement and selected leading artists Annabel McCourt, to create, design and deliver the Murmuration installation and Adrian Riley to explore, develop and create the ‘Come Follow Me’ etched paving in St James Square.  Further digital development of the public artwork is being undertaken with Threshold Studios in collaboration with the artists who developed the original artwork.

To learn more please visit Grimsby Creates 

Supported by DCMS and Arts Council England

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